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Table Tennis at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Singles

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): North Station Sports Hall, Barcelona
Date Started: July 30, 1992
Date Finished: August 6, 1992
Format: Round-robin qualifying pools, followed by single-elimination tournament.

Gold: SWE Jan-Ove Waldner
Silver: FRA Jean-Philippe Gatien
Bronze: KOR Kim Taek-Su
CHN Ma Wenge

Summary

Jan-Ove Waldner (SWE) had won the 1989 World Championship while his countryman Jörgen Persson was World Champion in 1991, defeating Waldner in the final. Waldner was somewhat erratic, but not in Barcelona. He was an easy winner of the gold medal, winning all his matches and losing only one of 19 games. In the final, he swept France’s Jean-Philippe Gatien, world ranked #1, in three games. The bronze medal went to Korea’s Kim Taek-Soo, which made for a very interesting podium as no Chinese player was on it. Thru 2008, this is the only Olympic table tennis event at which the Chinese have been shut out of the medals. Persson lost in the quarter-finals to China’s Ma Wenge, who lost in the semis to Gatien.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Jan-Ove Waldner 26 Sweden SWE Gold
2 Jean-Philippe Gatien 23 France FRA Silver
3T Ma Wenge 24 China CHN Bronze
3T Kim Taek-Su 22 South Korea KOR Bronze
5T Yi Ding 33 Austria AUT
5T Jörgen Persson 26 Sweden SWE
5T Wang Tao 24 China CHN
5T Jörg Roßkopf 23 Germany GER
9T Yu Nam-Gyu 24 South Korea KOR
9T Jean-Michel Saive 22 Belgium BEL
9T Paul Haldan 27 Netherlands NED
9T Steffen Fetzner 23 Germany GER
9T Andrzej Grubba 34 Poland POL
9T Zoran Primorac 23 Croatia CRO
9T Li Gun-Sang 26 North Korea PRK
9T Carl Prean 24 Great Britain GBR
17T Andrey Mazunov 25 Unified Team EUN
17T Choi Kyong-Sob 20 North Korea PRK
17T Cláudio Kano 26 Brazil BRA
17T Hiroshi Shibutani 25 Japan JPN
17T Hugo Hoyama 23 Brazil BRA
17T Ilija Lupulesku 24 Individual Olympic Athletes IOA
17T Jim Butler 21 United States USA
17T Kamlesh Mehta 32 India IND
17T Gang Hui-Chan 22 South Korea KOR
17T Kim Song-Hui 23 North Korea PRK
17T Koji Matsushita 24 Japan JPN
17T Lo Chuen Tsung 28 Hong Kong HKG
17T Matthew Syed 21 Great Britain GBR
17T Mikael Appelgren 30 Sweden SWE
17T Petr Korbel 21 Czechoslovakia TCH
17T Zoran Kalinić 34 Individual Olympic Athletes IOA
33T Atanda Musa 32 Nigeria NGR
33T Anton Suseno 20 Indonesia INA
33T Dmitry Mazunov 21 Unified Team EUN
33T Igor Solopov 31 Estonia EST
33T Lu Lin 23 China CHN
33T Michael Hyatt 22 Jamaica JAM
33T Nicolas Chatelain 22 France FRA
33T Yomi Bankole 32 Nigeria NGR
33T Peter Jackson 27 New Zealand NZL
33T Piotr Skierski 20 Poland POL
33T Roberto Casares 28 Spain ESP
33T Roland Vími 23 Czechoslovakia TCH
33T Sean O'Neill 24 United States USA
33T Sule Olaleye 24 Nigeria NGR
33T Takehiro Watanabe 30 Japan JPN
33T Tomáš Jančí 24 Czechoslovakia TCH
49T Attaher Mohamed El-Mahjoub Libya LBA
49T Abdelhadi Legdali 26 Morocco MAR
49T Ashraf Helmy 25 Egypt EGY
49T Augusto Morales 25 Chile CHI
49T Chetan Baboor 18 India IND
49T Ibrahim Al-Idokht 24 Iran IRI
49T Joe Ng 28 Canada CAN
49T Hagen Bower 20 New Zealand NZL
49T José María Pales 29 Spain ESP
49T Louis Botha 35 South Africa RSA
49T Marcos Núñez 31 Chile CHI
49T Mourad Sta 25 Tunisia TUN
49T Raed Hamdan 30 Saudi Arabia KSA
49T Rubén Arado 21 Cuba CUB
49T Santiago Roque 25 Cuba CUB
49T Yair Nathan 21 Peru PER